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A Personal Best Racing Event: the Mighty Marlins Kids Triathlon at our Cansler Family Y

This is PBR’s third race in the Epic Orthodontics Kids Triathlon Series!

Three races to choose from:

  1. Sailfish Marlins – A non sanctioned race for kids that cannot swim longer distances or without a swim aid (water wings, kick board, parent), bike is a short loop (bikes may have training wheels) and a half mile run to the finish line.
  2. Red Marlins Division (Mid Sprint) – 50 yard swim, 1.3 mile bike, 0.5 mile run to finish line
  3. Blue Marlins Division (Long Sprint) – 75 yard swim, 2.5 mile bike, 1 mile run to finish line

Race Details:

  • Packet Pickup begins at 7am at Cansler YMCA at 616 Jessamine St. in Knoxville, TN and will go till 9am, cutting off 5 minutes before each race begins.
  • Parking available at the YMCA in designated areas.
  • Once you have picked up your child’s packet, you will walk to transition (map will be attached once determined).  Once you get to transition, parents are not permitted inside the transition area for the Blue and Red Marlin Divisions.  Sailfish parents will be permitted to enter the designated transition area. Don’t worry, we will have plenty of volunteers to help out the kiddos!
  • Blue and Red Marlins races are $45/participant. Sailfish Marlins race is $25/participant.

Schedule of Events:

  • 7:00am Packet Pickup Opens
  • 7:50am Pre-race meeting for Blue Marlins
  • 8:00am Blue Marlins race begins with time trial start to pool.
  • 8:45am Red Marlins race begins after brief pre-race meeting at pool
  • 9:20am Sailfish race begins
  • 9:45 am Awards Ceremony


  • There will be finishers medals for each finisher.
  • Awards will be given for the Blue and Red Marlin categories.  The Sailfish will be given an award as well!
  • Top 3 boys and girls overall in each division, plus top three male and female age groups.
  • Marlin age groups:
    • 5 and under
    • 6-7
    • 8-10
    • 11-12
    • 13 and up


Register online via Personal Best Racing’s website.


Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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